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Do You Understand How Freaking Much Sugar Is In Frappuccinos?

Hint: A not insignificant amount.

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So, by now you might know that the magic ingredient in Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino is sugar. But how much do you know about the all the other flavors?

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You can test your knowledge with this quiz!

For reference, the American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugar to 24 to 36 grams (or 6 to 9 teaspoons) per day, because eating too much added sugar is associated with bad health outcomes.

Added sugar is any sugar that is added to food during processing or preparation, so not the sugar that is naturally found in fruit and dairy. But keep in mind that the numbers below reflect total sugar in the drinks (some will be added, and some might be from dairy).

Now that you're armed with the background info, go get 'em!

Unless otherwise specified, all the Frappuccinos in question are grande (16 ounces) and made with whole milk and topped with whipped cream.

  1. 1.

    Which coffee-flavored Frappuccino has the most sugar?
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    Coffee Frappuccino
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    Espresso Frappuccino
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    Mocha Frappuccino
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    Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino
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    The Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino has the most sugar.

    It has 69g of sugar. The Mocha Frappuccino has 61g of sugar, the Espresso Frappuccino has 48g of sugar, and the Coffee Frappuccino has 50g of sugar. A high price to pay sugar-wise for a bit of caffeine.

  2. 2.

    Which pink Frappuccino has the most sugar?
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    Cotton Candy Crème Frappuccino
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    Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino
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    The Pokémon GO Frappuccino
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    Unicorn Frappuccino
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    The Pokémon GO Frappuccino has the most sugar.

    The Pokémon GO Frappuccino has — wait for it — 69g of sugar. The Unicorn Frappuccino has 59g of sugar, the Cotton Candy Crème Frappuccino has 66g of sugar, and the Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino has 54g of sugar.

  3. 3.

    Which light Frappuccino is lowest in sugar?

    FYI: Light Frappuccinos are made with nonfat milk and no whipped cream.

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    Caramel Light Frappuccino
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    Cinnamon Dolce Light Frappuccino
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    Java Chip Light Frappuccino
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    The Caramel Light Frappuccino is lowest in sugar.

    The Caramel Light Frappuccino has 29g of sugar. The Java Chip Light Frappuccino has 36g of sugar, and the Cinnamon Dolce Light Frappuccino has 34g of sugar. Light, indeed! (Though they're all still about full day's worth of sugar according to the AHA's recommendations).

  4. 4.

    Which venti Frappuccino has the most sugar?
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    Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino
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    Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino
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    Green Tea Crème Frappuccino
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    Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino
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    The venti Green Tea Crème Frappuccino has the most sugar.

    The venti Green Tea Crème Frappuccino has 88g of sugar. A venti Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino has 85g of sugar, the venti Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino has 78g of sugar, and the venti Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino has 70g of sugar. Yikes.

  5. 5.

    Which tea-inspired Frappuccino has more than 60g (15 teaspoons) of sugar?
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    Oprah Cinnamon Chai Crème Frappuccino
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    Green Tea Crème Frappuccino
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    The Green Tea Crème Frappuccino has more than 60g of sugar.

    It has 65g of sugar, while the Oprah Cinnamon Chai Crème Frappuccino has 43g of sugar. Whatever you do, try not to picture 15 teaspoons of sugar.

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    Which Frappuccino has more sugar?
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    Cupcake Crème Frappuccino
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    Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
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    White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
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    The White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino has the most sugar.

    The White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino has 64g of sugar. The Cupcake Crème Frappuccino has 63g of sugar and the Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino has 57g of sugar.

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    Which chocolaty Frappuccino has the least sugar?
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    Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino
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    White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
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    Mocha Frappuccino
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    The Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino has the least sugar.

    It has 52g of sugar. The White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino has 64g of sugar and the Mocha Frappuccino has 61g of sugar.

  8. 8.

    Which Frappuccino has the equivalent of 17 teaspoons of sugar?
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    Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino
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    Chai Crème Frappuccino
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    Unicorn Frappuccino
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    The Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino has about 17 teaspoons of sugar.

    The Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino has 68g, or about 17 teaspoons of sugar. The Chai Crème Frappuccino has 51g of sugar, and the Unicorn Frappuccino has 59g of sugar.

  9. 9.

    How much sugar is in a venti (24 ounce) Pokémon Go Frappuccino?
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    40-50g
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    50-60g
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    60-70g
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    70-80g
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    80-90g
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    90-100g
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    A venti Pokémon Go Frappuccino has 80-90g of sugar.

    Are you sitting down? It actually has 86g of sugar, or about 22 teaspoons. Or about 1/2 cup. Of sugar.

  10. 10.

    Which discontinued Frappuccino was highest in sugar?
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    Fruitcake Frappuccino
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    Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino
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    Caramelized Honey Frappuccino
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    Red Velvet Cake Crème Frappuccino
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    The Red Velvet Cake Crème Frappuccino had the most sugar.

    RIP Red Velvet Cake Crème Frappuccino! You had 70g of sugar. The Fruitcake Frappuccino had 66g of sugar, the Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino has 59g of sugar, and the Caramelized Honey Frappuccino had 68g of sugar.

  1. So, what's your opinion on Frappuccinos?

    So, what's your opinion on Frappuccinos?
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    Way too much sugar. Pass!
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    Just the right amount of sugar. Gimme!
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    I actually add sugar to my Frappuccinos.
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    The sugar content doesn't really bother me. It's just that I'd rather have a milkshake.
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    I don't really care about how much sugar is in them. They taste AMAZING.
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    I don't really care about how much sugar is in them. They're GROSS.
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    Ugh, everyone relax. Enjoy them in moderation and don't get so worked up.
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So, what's your opinion on Frappuccinos?
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    Way too much sugar. Pass!
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    Just the right amount of sugar. Gimme!
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    I actually add sugar to my Frappuccinos.
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    The sugar content doesn't really bother me. It's just that I'd rather have a milkshake.
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    I don't really care about how much sugar is in them. They taste AMAZING.
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    I don't really care about how much sugar is in them. They're GROSS.
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    Ugh, everyone relax. Enjoy them in moderation and don't get so worked up.

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